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    Gifts for the Graduate

    Gifts for the Graduate
    The time has come – your baby is graduating and headed off to college! We know you want to celebrate in style, which is why we've scoured the web for everything you need to give your grad the most thoughtful and useful gifts around. Your grad will simply adore going off to college, prepared with the best - although, when in ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +40
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    Requesting Recommendation Letters

    Requesting Recommendation Letters
    Although it’s widely well known that colleges look at a student’s cumulative GPA as well as their SAT/ACT scores during their search for the most prestigious students, it’s often forgotten how crucial recommendation letters are during the admissions process. An average of the grades you received throughout your high school years and what you scored on a standardized test that every ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College
    Academics are important, but they aren't everything. There are plenty of other factors you need to consider in choosing a college, too. Make sure you consider all aspects, using this list as a helpful guideline. Ask yourself about the following ten aspects, along with relevant questions, when making that college decision to ensure you’re choosing the best college fit: 1. Intensity ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

    College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!
    There are so many facets to consider when it comes to choosing a college. Often times, it’s difficult to know who is truly helpful and who is just talking when asking for advice. Then, you keep hearing all this talk about going to the “best” schools – what does that even mean? Best price? Best graduates? Do you even know what ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +42
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    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

    Getting Ahead Over Summer Break
    Going into your senior year can be stressful, but it becomes a whole lot easier if you’re prepared for the road ahead. Preparing will make your senior year much more enjoyable and decrease the work you’ll need to do in addition to your schoolwork, stopping you from getting overwhelmed. Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +38
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    5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

    5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On
    Making a college choice is a big deal – not that you don’t know that already. Nobody can give you the right or wrong answers; it’s up to you to make the final decision, after loads of research and deliberation. What others can do however, is suggest what you should consider in making your college decision. You've likely found that people ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Finding a College That Fits You

    Finding a College That Fits You
    While many students believe there’s a college out there that is absolutely perfectly suited to their needs, the truth is, that’s unlikely. Although it's true that some colleges may be better suited than others, you will likely be happy at several different colleges. As long as you get a wonderful education in the meantime, you likely won’t have many complaints about ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +36
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    How to Have a Productive Gap Year

    How to Have a Productive Gap Year
    It has become increasingly popular for new high school graduates to take a gap year before they begin their college careers. This gap year can be spent in a variety of ways, from interning to traveling the world. A gap year can help you determine what field you would like to study, as well as work in. This, in turn, can ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams

    5 Testing Tips for Your Hardest IB Exams
    International Baccalaureate (or IB) courses are designed to be more rigorous than typical high school classes. This spring, thousands of students at nearly 3,000 high schools will face the ultimate challenge – acing their May IB exams. IB test scores are one of the main factors in determining your eligibility status for earning an IB diploma. College admissions officers tend to ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    List Harvard on Your Resume Without Being a Genius

    List Harvard on Your Resume Without Being a Genius
    Did you know there is a way to get into Harvard without getting a perfect SAT score or being valedictorian at one of the top high schools in the country? It’s true – Harvard is finally accessible to students of all GPAs and incomes. Through Harvard Extension School, Harvard University provides more than 600 online and on-campus courses in 60 different ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year

    Planning Ahead: Timeline for a Successful Senior Year
    Senior year is one of the most exciting and stressful times in high school. If you are getting ready to manage college applications, participate in extracurricular activities, and register for university-level courses, you may know this feeling well. So now what? Follow this college prep timeline for a successful senior year. September: Plan Wisely for Application Season To avoid admissions stress ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +35
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    April Checklist for High School Seniors

    April Checklist for High School Seniors
    It can be difficult to stay on track during the lengthy college application and admissions process. Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on your future and think about what you’d like in a college, despite where others would like for you to go. Remember, it’s ultimately your decision and your life! Here's a useful college checklist high school seniors ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +39
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    April Checklist for High School Juniors

    April Checklist for High School Juniors
    Juniors, it’s time to begin organizing and getting ready for the lengthy college application and admissions process. Your senior year of high school is just around the corner and things will become chaotic quite quickly come fall, so the more prepared you are for it, the more ahead you’ll be. For starters, check out the list of what you should be ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +46
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    Gear Up for National Decision Day

    Gear Up for National Decision Day
    May 1st is National Decision Day which means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make final college decisions. That's why we thought it might be helpful to create a list of Fastweb users' all time favorite articles that detail guides on how to make better college decisions. That way, you'll know you're making the best decision possible! Here's ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College

    3 Signs You’re Ready to Commit to a College
    It's about to be May 1, National Decision Day which means that the next four or five years of your life needs to be figured out sooner than later. At this point, you probably have a lot of questions tumbling around your head, along with calculus equations, scholarship essay answers and graduation plans. Where will you attend? What will you major ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +45
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    10 Resources for Attending and Succeeding in College for Lower-Income Students

    10 Resources for Attending and Succeeding in College for Lower-Income Students
    On March 13, This American Life of NPR released a compelling report on the discrepancies of high school education between low-income and wealthy students and how it either fostered or alienated low-income students from success in higher education. The report followed three different students from a low-income high school in the Bronx – all of whom showed promise in college enrollment. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +12
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    12 Grad School Survival Tips

    12 Grad School Survival Tips
    Ah, graduate school. What a completely unique experience - or so they say. Because, the truth is, when you're a grad student, nobody really gets you, right? Wrong! Fastweb does! Not only do we know what you're going through, but we want to help you get through it, too. It's pretty scary in graduate school, too. It's basically, like, sink or ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +32
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    50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand

    50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand
    Life as a graduate student isn't always easy, but it’s worthwhile (even if it doesn't always feel that way). After researching what seemed like a million and one graduate student blogs, the following list was compiled with the common themes present in the daily lives of graduate students. Read the below to get a laugh, relate and realize that others know ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +26
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    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?

    What Can I Do If I Regret Applying Early Decision?
    Before you submit an Early Decision application to a college or university, you should be 100% certain that you will attend if accepted. With that said, some students still find themselves in the conundrum of needing or wanting to break an Early Decision agreement – perhaps this describes your situation. If so, before you move forward with this decision, learn what ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class

    Acing an AP Exam without Taking the Class
    Unfortunately, not all high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. However, you can still register for and do well on AP exams even if you don’t have the option of taking an AP course. Here’s how: Take advantage of the College Board website. The official College Board website has excellent resources that can help you prepare for AP tests. These resources ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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